Building Bi-National Research Capacity within an International Service Learning Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152158
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Building Bi-National Research Capacity within an International Service Learning Program
Abstract:
Building Bi-National Research Capacity within an International Service Learning Program
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Riner, Mary E., DNS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Indiana University
Title:Associate Professor, Director WHO Center in Healthy Cities
Co-Authors:Irma J. Villanueva Cruz, Med and Rosa Maria Guevara Cabrera
[Research Presentation] Background: An action research study was conducted by a campus-community partnership between a bi-national university team in the US and Mexico and the Calnali Municipality, Hidalgo, Mexico. Purpose: To increase the ability of an interdisciplinary bi-national team to respond to health problems of Calnali residents through understanding perceived health needs, causes and potential solutions. Design and Methods: Bi-national nursing students completed human subjects certification tests. A three item survey instrument integrated Kleinman s Explanatory Model (EM) and Rapid Rural Assessment (RRA). The questions were asked in Spanish: What is the major health need of your family? What do you think causes it? What do you think the solution is? A convenience sample was obtained from residents of four communities in Calnali Municipality attending health clinics provided by the bi-national health team. Four bi-national nursing students collected, translated, and analyzed data using verification, cross case and content analysis. Results: Of 756 responses, most frequently cited problems were cold, cough, headache, fever, stomach pain, and diabetes. Families perceive need for primary care services, recognize need to improve self-care habits and for more services for diabetes. Conclusions: Bi-national action research can be used to address priority needs perceived by community residents to tailor culturally relevant interventions incorporating knowledge of health care systems and self-care practices. Collaboration with bi-national colleagues and communities may improve integration of education, adoption of evidence-based diabetes management into primary care services, and success of research and funding.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBuilding Bi-National Research Capacity within an International Service Learning Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152158-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Building Bi-National Research Capacity within an International Service Learning Program</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Riner, Mary E., DNS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Indiana University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor, Director WHO Center in Healthy Cities</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mriner@iupui.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Irma J. Villanueva Cruz, Med and Rosa Maria Guevara Cabrera</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Background: An action research study was conducted by a campus-community partnership between a bi-national university team in the US and Mexico and the Calnali Municipality, Hidalgo, Mexico. Purpose: To increase the ability of an interdisciplinary bi-national team to respond to health problems of Calnali residents through understanding perceived health needs, causes and potential solutions. Design and Methods: Bi-national nursing students completed human subjects certification tests. A three item survey instrument integrated Kleinman s Explanatory Model (EM) and Rapid Rural Assessment (RRA). The questions were asked in Spanish: What is the major health need of your family? What do you think causes it? What do you think the solution is? A convenience sample was obtained from residents of four communities in Calnali Municipality attending health clinics provided by the bi-national health team. Four bi-national nursing students collected, translated, and analyzed data using verification, cross case and content analysis. Results: Of 756 responses, most frequently cited problems were cold, cough, headache, fever, stomach pain, and diabetes. Families perceive need for primary care services, recognize need to improve self-care habits and for more services for diabetes. Conclusions: Bi-national action research can be used to address priority needs perceived by community residents to tailor culturally relevant interventions incorporating knowledge of health care systems and self-care practices. Collaboration with bi-national colleagues and communities may improve integration of education, adoption of evidence-based diabetes management into primary care services, and success of research and funding.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:26:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:26:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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